Summer in London – catch an open-air movie!

Our top 5 picks for open-air movies in London this summer.


Nothing beats watching a movie under the stars on a summer night in London. It’s a perfect date night, a social crowd gathering or you can go all out and hire the screen for an event. From a beautiful regal courtyard to outdoor hot tubs and everything in between, The Source brings you our top 5 picks for open-air movie venues in the capital this summer.



Screening classic, cult and new releases from some of London’s finest rooftops. With venues in Peckham, Shoreditch and Kensington, the club have perfected the cinema experience with comfy deck chairs, blankets and wireless headphones. Take advantage of the unique film themed cocktails together with yummy sweet treats.



Find yourself in one of London’s loveliest spots with The Luna Cinema. Following a winning formula they pride themselves on showing a classic film on a big screen in a prestigious setting. Choose a brilliant cinematic experience from an enormous array of sites including London Parks, manor houses, castles, ruined abbeys and swimming pools! Yes that’s right you can sit watching an open-air movie in a premium dinghy for two at Brockwell Lido – just remember the waterproofs!



Teaming up for summer 2015 with Camden Market, Backyard cinema film festival gets underway with more than just a film screening. In true festival style there will be a hub of entertainment pre-screening, with live DJ’s, fresh burgers, beers and cocktails. Enjoy the rest of your evening sat on giant beanbags and deckchairs watching a new release, all time classic or an exciting sing-a-long!



Bring a picnic and join the masses for award winning productions on the big screen. A truly magnificent FREE summer event in the heart of London. Running from mid June to the end of September. So, join friends and family and enjoy world-class opera and ballet in an iconic London setting.


5. SUMMER SCREEN at Somerset House

With a beautiful backdrop of Somerset House lit up at dusk with full surround sound, a huge selection of a truly eclectic mix of movies will be shown. Dates are yet to be announced but keep your eyes peeled. ‘Beside the screen’ talks provide special insights into the films, with directors, actors and industry insiders illuminating the programme. Last year was the 10th anniversary of the festival so let’s see what 2015 will bring!


A little extra …. Although not under the stars we couldn’t resist the EDIBLE CINEMA.


A unique way to experience a film through aroma and taste. Every guest receives a tray with numbered mystery boxes containing a bite size tasting menu tailored to specific moments of the film. It is definitely an innovative screening experience, taking place at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill or the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch, London and available for private hire.